Driver Window Button Stopped Working (10th Gen 2018 Accord)

Accord 2018 (10th gen) master window switch.

For the past few months, I've noticed that one of driver's side door buttons that controls the window would intermittently stop working in my 10th generation Honda Accord. The fact that the issue is intermittent is what makes it most annoying. As a driver, I would often times roll down the window to talk to someone, and then suddenly not be able to roll it back up. I would have to lean over and use the passenger door window button.

The actuator in the window itself still works because the passenger side window button properly operates the window. And from the driver's side, the other three windows can be controlled without any problems, so it is not an issue of the windows being locked.

January 21, 2019

So I have an early morning appointment to leave my car with my Honda dealer to take a look at the issue. Thankfully, they offer rides back home/work, so I could get home on that long MLK weekend. At the same time, I had them take a second look at the airbag indicator light.

I around 5pm the same day, the car is ready to be picked up, and thankfully the window is working again from both the driver's master switch and the passenger door. The service rep didn't mention how they fixed it.

January 22, 2019

There are this odd screeching noise as I accelerated, but not while braking. I had to roll down the window while driving to evaluate what was going on. I coincidentally open both front windows. And to my surprise, the passenger window is exhibiting the original problem, less than 24 hours later!

January 22, 2019

After a separate appointment ended early, I brought the car into the dealer to take passenger seat measurements for the passenger air bag issue. Since I have the mechanic during that car diagnosis, I mention to him the window stopped working again.

Apparently, the window can be reset by rolling down the passenger window all the way down, then continue holding the window down for 3 full seconds. Then rolling the window all the way up, then holding it up for 3 full seconds! This sort of "reset" leads me to believe the issue is an electronic issue.

January 26, 2019

The issue has started up again, only 4 days after being "fixed" at the dealer. I called the dealer to let the mechanic know the issue. We'll just wait and see what they say.

Ongoing Issue

This is an ongoing issue, and I will update as I get more information.

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